The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was hacked, according to a Reuters report that cited people familiar with the matter. The attack is connected with earlier hacks on Democratic committees, Reuters said. The Justice Department is investigating whether the hacking has threatened U.S. security, Reuters said. That, according to the news organization, is a sign the federal government believes the hacking is state sponsored. On Wednesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump said “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 (Clinton) emails that are missing,” [l: although a day later Trump told Fox News he was being sarcastic about the invitation. Earlier this week, the Democratic convention opened amid a scandal involving the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's computer servers.
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